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31 August 2009


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Christy P.

I know what a serving size of pasta is supposed to be, but that doesn't change the fact that I generally make an entire pound for our household of 2 adults and 1 preschooler and depending on the side dishes (sometimes there aren't any) we have 2 or fewer lunch servings left.


For this recipe I boiled one 13.25-ounce box, and mixed (about) two-thirds of it with the sauce, leaving (about) one-third of it with butter and parmesan. There's one generous lunch serving left now.

I don't like to have open boxes of pasta sitting around, so when I open one (even if it's a pound) I generally cook the whole box, with the exception of lasagna noodles. Since I started taking steps to eat less last year, I have learned to set aside a third to a half of the cooked, un-sauced pasta *immediately,* to be used at another meal. It never goes to waste. (More energy efficient too! Boil your water only once.)

I like a high sauce-to-pasta ratio anyway, and sometimes mix plain vegetables like green beans in with the pasta, so it works really well to feed my family of five on 8 to 12 ounces of pasta.

Kim Harvey

Made this last night and it was a huge hit with everyone, even mom! I ended up stirring in a bunch of chopped fresh spinach in at the end.

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